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>> announcer: the following is a paid presentation for the h2o mop ultra, proudly brought to you by thane direct. cleaning your floors-- it's a never-ending job: the spills, the food, the dirt, the pets... but how do we get them clean? we use a dirty mop with dirty water, and that just becomes a big, wet mess. we could scrub on our hands and knees, but that's backbreaking work. and those spray mops need expensive pads and leave strong chemicals on the floor. there's got to be a better way. well, now there is! introducing the all-new 3-in-1 h2o mop ultra, the world's ultimate cleaning solution that
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harnesses the dirt-devouring and super-sanitizing power of steam to finally get your floors clean, really clean, with almost no effort at all. no more dirty mops, no more sloppy buckets, no more scrubbing and scouring, no more caustic chemicals, and most important, no more dirty floors. finally, blast away dirt with the penetrating power of steam and shine and dry floors in seconds, in one easy step, with the amazing absorbing power of microfiber. over one million of the original h2o mops have been sold worldwide, and now the h2o mop ultra offers so much more. it couldn't be easier to clean. just add water and watch how the h2o steams away greasy grime, demolishes dried-on dirt, disintegrates stubborn stains, all while it helps sanitize and deodorize at the same time. >> this mop has taken the cringe out of having to do the floors.
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>> it's really light, it's really slim, and the head maneuvers really easily. >> it's easy to use... [baby laughs] [laughs] and i'm not smearing chemicals all over the floor. >> i wouldn't say it if it wasn't true. i love this mop! [laughs] >> announcer: the h2o is even more than a mop. it quickly converts into the world's greatest carpet steamer. that's right-- now you can erase stains and spills and deodorize and freshen all of your carpets, rugs and mats. watch this: just detach the steam generator from the h2o base and it turns into a powerful handheld steamer. cut through baked-on oven mess, sanitize the kids' toys, blast away dirt in grout, even steam clean blinds! now the dirt stops here, with this all-in-one, convenient, lean, mean cleaning machine-- the all-new h2o mop ultra. [♪...] >> hi there, i'm nancy sullivan, and if you're like me, you dread cleaning. whether it's the floors,
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the stove or the bathroom, it's hard work and it takes up so much time. today that's all about to change. here's the man to tell us how: cleaning expert beau rials. hey, welcome! >> good to see you. i know you hate to clean... >> yes. >> so nancy, let's get right to it. >> o.k. >> i have a question. how would you like to clean easier... >> o.k. >> faster... >> mm-hmm. >> and, well, cleaner than you ever thought possible? >> yes! >> well, here's the real kicker: you're actually gonna have fun doing it. >> o.k., i'm gonna... >> you believe that? >> have fun? no, i don't believe that. >> well, here's now, nancy. this is the incredible, all-new, 3-in-1 h2o ultra. now, we've already sold over a million h2o mops. this ultra right here literally replaces all of your stinky old mops, your chemical cleaners, your scrubbers, and you can forget about ever having to rent one of those buly old carpet steamers. >> so this replaces all of those? you know, that's kind of hard to believe, beau... what...? >> well, the secret of the h2o ultra is you're cleaning with the power of steam. >> that is a lot of steam! >> it is, but think about it: it's just water-- good old-fashioned h2o. you see this water chamber
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right here? the water in the chamber is super-heated and converted to 1500 watts of steam-cleaning power, so you're getting your floors super-clean and you're not using any chemicals whatsoever, just water. >> no chemicals at all? >> that's right. >> oh, i love that. >> well, let's get to cleaning. come with me. ...o.k., nance, look at this big old kitchen mess right here. >> ugh... >> it's pretty typical of a family home, but let's add to it. >> [laughs] >> how about some ketchup, just for color, huh? >> oh, man. >> and speaking of color, how about some marker just to weave through? >> what are you doing?! >> i'm having fun! now, how would you normally clean a mess like this? >> well, i'd get my bucket, you know, i'd fill it with water, i'd probably spill half of it lugging it around, then i'd just use my regular sponge mop. >> right, well, you know what? go to it-- let's use your method and see what happens... >> all right. >> because your method is pretty typical. people do this: they start out with a dirty mop, be it a string mop or a sponge mop like this, and they have great intentions. they have a bucket of clean water like you do. >> o.k. >> next thing you know, they're dipping-- ah! just like you're doing-- a dirty mop-- look
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at that!-- into a clean bucket of water, and now the pail of water is dirty, so now you've got dirty water, you've got a dirty mop, and you're just mopping around a mess. >> beau, that is how it's always been done. >> well, you wouldn't wash your hands and your dishes in cold water, would you? >> no, i wouldn't. they wouldn't get clean. >> that's right, so why would you wash your floors with cold water? hit it with the power of steam from the h2o ultra, 1500 watts of steam-cleaning power, and the ultra-absorbent microfiber pad is then picking up the mess-- look at that stain, nancy-- and do you know that the steam from the h2o ultra has been clinically tested to kill e. coli and other bacteria. >> wow... >> now, nancy, the floor is almost totally dry, and look at that mess-- it's completely gone! >> oh, well, speaking of mess, you got a little bit over here. ooh, that's right, but look-- look how the low-profile design of the h2o ultra gets right underneath these cabinets, just swivel around and under and take a look at that. what was once on the floor, nancy, is now right there on the pad-- take a look at that.
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>> ooh, that's bad! [laughs] >> look at that. isn't that awesome? the h2o ultra works on practically any surface, from linoleum to laminate... >> wow. >> hardwood, marble, vinyl and ceramic, and just wait till i show you how it cleans virtually every surface in your entire home, including your carpeting. >> oh, carpet? i gotta see that. >> it's awesome, and so is this. check this out, nancy... >> what are you doing? >> check this out. >> what is that? >> the h2o ultra turns into a handheld steamer, and i'm talking about powerful steam: 1500 watts of steam-cleaning power. now, this is a mess. oven cleaners are toxic. you have to wear a gas mask. who needs it? >> look at that! >> why not just use... look at that! why not just use pure h2o, pure steam? now, countertops. look at this: you can sanitize with the power of steam. how about the sink over here? you know, you could have salmonella, e. coli from meats and chicken and fish... why not sanitize it with pure
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steam from the h2o ultra? how about steaming your pipes? are you ready for this? take a look at this, nancy... >> oh, look at that, it's coming out the other side! >> that is power... >> wow! >> 1500 watts of steam-cleaning power. use the h2o everywhere in your home. steam-clean your microwave, in the bathroom, steam your blinds, freshen your drapes, help sanitize your kids' toys, even clean your car. >> it does all that? i've never seen anything like this. >> well, nancy, the h2o ultra is the all-in-one cleaning machine. in fact, you haven't even seen the half of it yet. >> i absolutely love the h2o mop. i find it really easy to use, very convenient. i love that there are no harsh chemicals and it just uses water. it's really nice because i don't have to pull out multiple things, it's all in one. i don't have to pull out a mop and a bucket and cleaning cloths and separate cleaner. i can use it to clean up, on the spot, things that i see throughout the day, and it's just really easy and convenient. i never thought cleaning would
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be fun, but with the h2o mop... [laughs] it is kind of fun. >> i'm lazy when it comes to cleaning, i hate cleaning, but with the h2o mop, it takes five minutes. the wood is gleaming. it's gorgeous. >> he spends so much time on the floor and he licks all the surfaces that it's nice to know i'm just using hot water... [baby laughs, coos] hot water to clean with. >> all right, nancy, here we are, germ central, also known as the bathroom, to prove a point: that it's not always about the dirt you can see, but it's about the dirt you can't see... >> ah... >> maybe more importantly, so do me a favor. get the mop, please, and let's mop up the mess... >> o.k. >> put a lot of water on it, put a lot of elbow grease in it, do the best you can, and when you think it's perfect, then i've got a little surprise for you here, o.k.? >> o.k. >> you got a lot of water on it. i don't see it anymore. >> i gotta try to dry it off, though... >> dry it off? you're gonna add water. >> i'm gonna do the best i can. >> all right, but really, we don't see it anymore, right? >> yeah. >> o.k., nancy, here's the little surprise, a black ultraviolet light, o.k.? >> o.k. >> guys, lower the lights, please... now, nancy, these are used for forensic purposes
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to show us what the naked eye can't see now. >> o.k., so what is that? >> well, this could be bacteria... >> oh... >> i know this: we have to get rid of it. >> o.k. >> i know this as well: your mop and that soap didn't do the job, but the h2o ultra will. watch this, 1500 watts of steam-cleaning power. now follow us with the light, nancy. >> o.k. >> look at the swath i just cleaned... >> oh, look at that! >> see that? >> whoa... >> we're picking it up with the ultra-absorbent microfiber pad. >> wow! >> it is cleaning, it is shining, and it's helping to dry the floor, and look at what we've done in just a couple of seconds-- how about that? >> unbelievable. >> beau: and "unbelievable" is what these shoppers were saying when they tried the h2o ultra for the very first time. >> the steam just did it! >> let's see how this works. look at that! absolutely superb. >> it is very easy to use. there's no wet streaks at all. >> wow... [steam hissing...] that's awesome. >> and it's just... it's just steam and water. >> i'm always getting scuff marks on my floors.
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i have floors this color. my goodness, that took it right off, right away! >> and it glides really easy from a hardwood floor to a ceramic, which is exactly what i have in my house. >> it is fabulous that it's just water. i don't like cleaning my children's toys, even their highchair, with cleaning products. >> well, with these three little artists at home, we are constantly cleaning things up. they've got the markers, they've got the crayons going, uh, they're spilling things, and i can never, ever seem to get the stuff out-- i spend hours. this a first. >> yeah, never held a mop before. if it's this easy, i might even want to do it a little bit more often. >> i am sold. i'm impressed with the mop, but i'm more impressed with my husband. [laughing and applauding] >> o.k., nancy, you've seen how effective the h2o ultra is at cleaning your floors, all right? you've seen how easy it is to clean everything from filthy microwaves to cars. now i'm gonna show you how amazing it is on carpeting. so the first thing we do, nancy, is put the h2o right on the go anywhere glider... >> i like that. >> and what that does is
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it raises it off the surface of the carpeting. in fact, the h2o ultra is probably the best carpet steamer you're every gonna use, nancy. we've had laboratory tests on the h2o ultra that prove steam actually helps to deodorize your carpeting-- isn't that amazing? >> that would be so great, you know, 'cause i could get out the odors from cooking, from smoke, from pets, without having to use the sprays that just cover it up. >> you bet. now you can freshen all your carpeting, your area rugs, your mats... >> great. >> without having to rent one of those bulky steamers... >> oh, i know. >> or call in a professional. now, i want you to lift the h2o ultra yourself. >> ooh, that's light! >> isn't that light? >> yeah! >> well, let's take a trip. come with me. >> wait, do we have enough cord? >> the h2o has over 24 feet of cord. >> wow. >> you're fine. just set that down in the go anywhere glider for me please. >> all right. >> this is the ultimate nightmare... >> uh-oh. >> dried-on candle wax. >> beau, that is never gonna come out. >> watch this. we're gonna hit it with 1500 watts of steam-cleaning power. now, how would you normally attack something like this? >> i've used knives, i've used ice cubes, i've used my fingernails... >> so you're
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attacking the situation! >> and then nothing ever seems to work. >> the bottom line is, the h2o is gonna break it down without leaving your carpet too wet. o.k., nancy, just a couple of more passes from the glider... >> wait a minute, where'd it go? >> where did it go? i'm gonna show you where it went. >> oh... >> everything, the wax and the color, right there on the super-absorbent microfiber pad. >> o.k., beau, that is incredible-- if i hadn't seen that with my own eyes, i wouldn't believe that. so the h2o steams all of my floors clean, it even does my carpets, and the handheld cleans practically everything else in the house? i'm telling you, beau, i want the h2o ultra for my home. >> nancy, it's not just for the home. the h2o is built to last. that's why it's the choice of hotels just like this one. >> at the waterloo inn, we have 155 rooms. we have two very large ballrooms. we do also have our restaurant. the h2o ultra is a very big asset for us because it is easy to maneuver around, it's easy to use, and because it's water, it's not damaging anything. the h2o is wonderful for our kitchen. we do not want to use harsh
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chemicals because of food contamination. the lobby can take a lot of time for us to clean, and it has to be waxed and buffed. with the h2o ultra, we don't have to do that anymore. it's clean, it's efficient and it sanitizes-- what else can you ask for in a product? [laughs] >> announcer: cleaning your home-- it's a never-ending job. how do we get it all done? we use dirty mops, bulky carpet steamers, scouring pads and all kinds of chemical cleaners. there's got to be a better way. well, now there is! introducing the all-new 3-in-1 h2o ultra, the amazing lean, mean cleaning machine that harnesses the dirt-devouring and super-sanitizing power of steam to not only get your floors clean, but virtually everything else in your home, clinically clean. in fact, it's so effective that the h2o ultra was awarded the prestigious seal of approval and recommendation from the national health & wellness club. first, the h2o is the world's most amazing floor cleaner.
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just add water and the h2o steams away caked-on greasy grime, demolishes dried-on dirt, disintegrates stubborn stains, all while it helps sanitize and deodorize at the same time. and unlike that pail of cold, dirty water you'd normally use to clean with, the h2o ultra super-cleans with continuous hot steam-- 1500 watts of steam! it penetrates the dirt in the pores of the floor. the steam pressure loosens and cleans while the microfiber pad scrubs it away, absorbing and shining at the same time. and when you've cleaned all your floors, just throw the microfiber pad in the wash. it reactivates the pad, so it's like cleaning with a new mop every single time. the h2o works on virtually any surface, from linoleum to laminate, marble, vinyl, ceramic, even tough-to-clean grout lines, and it's safe enough to use on hardwood. the h2o ultra is ultra-lightweight and
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ultra-maneuverable. its low-profile arrow swivel head reaches around furniture, along baseboards, and easily gets into tight corners. there's more! the h2o even converts into the most fantastic carpet steamer. just place on the go anywhere glider and erase stains, messy spills, and refresh and deodorize rugs or mats. the h2o even brings up furniture marks, so your carpet looks like new. you think that's something? watch this. just detach the steam generator and it turns into a powerful handheld steamer. cut through baked-on oven grease, blast away dirt in tight areas, even steam-clean blinds. that's not all. be sure to ask your operator how to get the optional caddy kit for your handheld steamer, with 11 versatile adapters offering endless ways to clean. the h2o is constructed of professional-grade materials, with a high-pressure steam compression chamber built to last a lifetime. you'd have to pay over $700 to
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get a floor cleaner, carpet steamer and handheld steamer, but today you won't pay that. you won't even pay the suggested retail price of $279. now you can have your own revolutionary h2o ultra with detachable handheld steamer, two super-absorbent microfiber pads, the h2o glider for carpets, plus this one-year replacement warranty, all for only four easy payments of just $33. but wait! call in the next 18 minutes and we'll drop one payment! that's everything you see here for the incredible price of only three easy payments of just $33. and we'll also send the microfiber miracle clean kit. cut through grease and grime with no effort or chemicals. ultra-absorbent, they soak up spills in a flash, and the handy glove scrubs and shines. the microfiber miracle clean kit-- a $35 value-- free! just pay shipping and handling. the h2o comes with a
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30-day money-back guarantee. if it doesn't clean faster and easier than you ever thought possible, send it back for a full refund of the purchase price, but keep the miracle clean kit as our free gift to you. and ask your operator how to get the amazing h2o wet/dry minivac, perfect for quick cleanups and dry messes. it's even a wet vac for spills. use it everywhere for handy cleaning. the perfect complement to your incredible h2o ultra. don't miss out. get your h2o ultra now. pick up the phone and call the number on your screen to get your very own h2o mop ultra for only three easy payments of just $33. remember, you'll also get to keep the miracle clean kit just for trying the h2o. this offer, an incredible $375 value, is not available in stores. so call right now. [♪...] >> i recommend using the h2o mop on hardwood floors because it doesn't rely on a detergent.
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it uses just the precise amount of steam necessary to get the floor clean. you're not leaving the water behind that's gonna cause damage on your floors. when the steam comes out, it comes out hot, it dries very fast. it has the microfiber pad, which actually traps and clings onto the dirt, so you're not just spreading the dirt around. you're actually cleaning the floor, and you want to be able to use a product on those floors that's gonna keep them looking great and performing well. the h2o mop is just a great product to use on all floors. >> beau, you are really amazing me with all of the incredible things that the h2o ultra can do to help me clean my home. >> you think that's amazing? come over here, check this out. now, this is the incredible optional accessory caddy kit that clips onto the back of your h2o. now, it offers endless ways to clean your home. you get 11 versatile adapters specially designed to tackle a whole range of cleaning problems. now, we're standing here in the bathroom. what is the number one cleaning problem you have in the bathroom? >> that is so easy: it is the soap scum on the shower stall. >> o.k., perfect attachment
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is the squeegee attachment right here. now look how easily it attaches right onto the hose. lock it on. >> here we go. >> all right, nancy, let's get to steaming! here we go, just 1500 watts of steam-cleaning power. >> whoa... >> and i do mean power. take a look at that, nancy. how about that? that soap scum oblitherated... that's not even the right word! disintegrated! >> unbelievable! >> nancy, that is taking care of the problem. >> wow. >> with the caddy kit, there's an attachment for every situation. clean everything from oven racks to cutting boards... the barbecue, wicker furniture, places you don't want your hands to touch, your car rims... even your golf clubs. use the fabric accessory tool and the h2o converts into a garment steamer. freshen up suits, drapes, sanitize the mattress, even your duvet. and remember to ask your operator how you can get the optional h2o ultra caddy kit. >> i really love the h2o mop, but what was really, really
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amazing to me was when i detached that steamer and was really able to reach back in that sink, all the counters, and i'm thinking, "all this and a mop?" this product is phenomenal. >> we tried the h2o mop on the carpet, and it totally removed the stain. it was truly amazing to me. i didn't think that steam alone would do that. >> you're not only cleaning your carpets, you're not only cleaning the floors... you're cleaning basically the whole house. you're cleaning from your stove to your toilet to your car... that h2o mop, it's usable for anything and everything, and it works. >> you know, nancy, these spray mops that use the chemical cleaners have really become popular lately. >> i know, i have one, but i'm telling you, they just don't do the job, and the chemical refills, they get so expensive. >> well, i have an idea. why don't we put it to the test against the all-new h2o ultra and see what happens, all right? >> oh, boy, you got quite a waxy buildup there. >> why don't you take that mop there... >> all right. >> and see if you can use some real
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elbow grease-- really lean on it... >> all right. >> and make a difference against this... >> spray the chemicals. >> waxy buildup... spray the chemicals on there, all right? now, believe it or not, there is a beautiful black ceramic surface underneath, but while it's beautiful, it's also shiny and very unforgiving, so when you have a mop like that and a mess like that, it leaves streaking, just like that, right? >> you know, i'm trying. it's just not working though, and i gotta tell you, i really wonder that it might be leaving a chemical residue here, and who wants that if they've got kids playing on the floor or crawling around? >> that's right. you ever read the labels of those chemicals, huh? >> the longest words i've ever seen. >> exactly, but now, with the h2o ultra, we're just using the power of steam. now take a look at this. >> look at that go! >> water, super-heated water. it's just steam. how about that? >> just plain water. i mean, when you think about it, what could be better for your family and the environment? >> exactly, and look at how the super-absorbent microfiber pad is not only cleaning, it's also coming behind and it's not leaving a lot of water on the floor-- look at that. isn't that awesome? >> using steam to clean is a
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healthier way to clean our homes, because we don't have all the chemical residues left over. the steam temperature is hot enough to kill numerous types of bacteria, and every inch you're going over, that steam is the same temperature the whole time. unlike with the mops and with the sponges and things, where if you put a little bit of cleanser in the bucket and you clean half your floor, how do you know if the cleanser's still active? and then your kids start crawling around on the floor and then they touch their nose or their mouth, they're gonna start ingesting these chemicals into their system. but with the steam cleaner, you're not pushing germs around. you're killing them off. as a naturopathic doctor, i recommend steam cleaning over the sponge mops, the chemicals, sponges, those types of things. steam cleaning, we know it works and the studies have been done, and it's much safer for you and your family and your home environment. >> announcer: introducing the all-new 3-in-1 h2o ultra, the amazing lean, mean cleaning machine that harnesses the dirt-devouring and super-sanitizing power
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of steam to not only get your floors clean, but virtually everything else in your home, clinically clean. in fact, it's so effective that the h2o ultra was awarded the prestigious seal of approval and recommendation from the national health & wellness club. the steam penetrates the dirt in the pores of the floor, loosening and cleaning, and with the h2o mop's washable microfiber pad, it's like cleaning with a new mop every single time. the h2o works on virtually any surface. remember, your floors may look clean, but that doesn't mean they are. with the h2o, you're guaranteed they're really clean. the h2o ultra is ultra-lightweight and ultra-maneuverable. and with a 24-foot cord, you can clean from room to room without unplugging. there's more! the h2o even converts into the most fantastic carpet steamer. just place on the go anywhere glider and erase stains, messy spills, and refresh and deodorize rugs or mats.
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there's more! just detach the steam generator and it turns into a powerful handheld steamer. that's not all. be sure to ask your operator how to get the optional caddy kit for your handheld steamer, with 11 versatile adapters offering endless ways to clean. and it even converts into a garment steamer. the caddy easily clips on the back of your h2o, so the adapters are right at your fingertips. you'd have to pay over $700 to get a floor cleaner, carpet steamer and handheld steamer, but today you won't pay that. you won't even pay the suggested retail price of $279. now you can have your own revolutionary h2o ultra with detachable handheld steamer, two super-absorbent microfiber pads, the h2o glider for carpets, plus this one-year replacement warranty, all for only four easy payments of just $33. but wait! call in the next eight minutes and we'll drop one payment! that's everything you see here
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for the incredible price of only three easy payments of just $33. and we'll also send the microfiber miracle clean kit. cut through grease and grime with no effort or chemicals. ultra absorbent, they soak up spills in a flash and the handy glove scrubs and shines. the microfiber miracle clean kit-- a $35 value-- free! just pay shipping and handling. the h2o comes with a 30-day money-back guarantee. if it doesn't clean faster and easier than you ever thought possible, send it back for a full refund of the purchase price, but keep the miracle clean kit as our free gift to you. and ask your operator how to get the amazing h2o wet/dry minivac, perfect for quick cleanups and dry messes. it's even a wet vac for spills. use it everywhere for handy cleaning. the perfect complement to your incredible h2o ultra. don't miss out. get your h2o ultra now. pick up the phone and call the numb on your screen to get your very own h2o mop
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ultra for only three easy payments of just $33. remember, you'll also get to keep the miracle clean kit just for trying the h2o. this offer, an incredible $375 value, is not available in stores. so call right now. [♪...] >> beau: what do you think, huh? >> nancy: hey, this looks challenging, kind of fun. >> well, nancy, i told you we were gonna have fun cleaning... >> well, good. >> so i want to welcome you to the h2o ultra a-maze-ing challenge... >> oh... >> where you'll also meet... hello... steamcam number one. it's gonna show us just how effectively the h2o ultra steam-cleans every surface. all right, we've got scuff marks and we've got marker. take a look at how quickly... >> not for long. >> 1500 watts... you're right... 1500 watts of steam-cleaning power takes care of all that on this beautiful hardwood floor in just a matter of seconds. right onto the go anywhere glider, and i want you to notice all the steam. remember, you can freshen your carpets, forget about hiring those steam cleaners, spending
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all that money... look at the steam on the steamcam-- that's what i'm talking about. look at that, look how it's refreshing the carpets there. look at that steam! now, arrow swivel head in action: let's take care of, first, this spill, looks like some mouthwash, and look at this, look how low we can go, look at the low profile. >> you know, my regular mop could never do that-- it couldn't get under there. >> well, this is a little sticky pink mess and it's absolutely gone, and away we go, right through the point of no return onto laminate. [nancy laughs] look at this: slides right through vertically and i've got... looks like fingernail polish or something, nancy-- look how quickly it's gone, nancy-- right into the corner on this laminate... footprints, gone-- gone in seconds. that is the power of 1500 watts of steam-- look at that-- from laminate straight to linoleum. nancy, what do you think so far? >> beau, i can't believe that you have cleaned up all these messes. you have not left a drop of water behind. >> exactly, because the super-absorbent microfiber pad is not only cleaning, it's not only shining, but it's helping to dry... in fact, nancy... we... are... done!
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the h2o ultra is not just a mop. it's the ultimate 3-in-1 cleaning solution. >> it truly is. i can use the h2o ultra on everything and everywhere in my house. >> so think of the money you'll be saving. no more mops, no more scrubbers or chemical cleaners. >> not to mention i won't have to rent a carpet steamer ever again. >> with the h2o ultra, you'll save money, the environment, your back, and most importantly, your own precious time. speaking of which, don't wait another minute. go ahead and pick up the phone right now to order your very own h2o ultra and... steam... it... clean! [♪...] >> announcer: the preceding was a paid presentation for the h2o mop ultra, proudly brought to you by thane direct. a locki.
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an american who is believed to be behind the failed 2009 flot blow up a jetliner and a scheme last fall to plant possible bombs on u.s. cargo carriers. a clear and present danger and imminent threat. >> i think he'll be looking around saying, what can we do quickly. >> reporter: are we safer in the long run? yes, bin laden's deaths much a strategic victory. >> he was inspirational leader, so yes, i think that this moves us one step closer to being safer. >> reporter: u.s. officials are overjoyed at bin laden's death but they say his demise poses the biggest threat environment since 9/11. pierre thomas, abc news, washington. and no one will forget those scenes of celebration that we showed you yesterday morning in front of the white house, also from here in new york. there is also outpourings of emotion and patriotism in
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shanksville, pennsylvania, that's where flight 93 crashed on 9/11. the mood was mostly solemn as visitors remember the passengers who revolted against the hijackers. >> we're not done yet. we still have a lot of work to do. and be prepared. just in case they do strike us again. they may try. but these colors don't run. and i'm proud to be standing here today. this is great, isn't it? i love america. >> well the memorial to those who died on flight 93 is still under construction. and our target bin laden coverage continues later this half hour with reaction from the muslim community. on top of that you can look for some more live reports and analysis on "america this morning" and also on "good morning america" as well and of course you can get updates anytime at and turning to other news this morning. it's not get anything easier if you're going to be stopping at the pump this morning. the government says that the average price for a gallon of gas now $3.96.
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just shy of four bucks there. this is up eight cents since last week. also a 37% increase from the same time last year. it's also the highest springtime price for gas ever. thousands of acres of missouri farmland are being flooded right now. that's after engineers blew up a levee that had been struggling to hold back the mississippi river. recent rain has swelled the river to record levels. blasting hole in the levees. also is expected to save the town of cairo, illinois. more rain, though, is expected in that region later today. full search efforts to find a group of scouts believed to be stranded in an arkansas forest will resume at day break. the group of six scouts and two troop leaders has not been heard from since thursday. it's believed that the group got caught off by rain-swollen rivers that rose up over the weekend. if weather permits today a helicopter will resume flying over that remote area which has no cell phone coverage. and turning to real news
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now. charlie sheen. >> ah. >> he's taking a break from his torpedo of truth tour to visit actually tornado-ravaged neighborhoods in tuscaloosa. sheen told officials that he plans to organize a benefit for victims in that state. the actor said he decided to visit after getting an invitation via twitter from a university of alabama student. >> oh boy, what do you do when you are charlie sheen and real news breaks you? sort of get push to the background there. >> you make yourself a part of it. >> get vfrld i guess. a look at your tuesday forecast now. a wet day from the gulf coast up to northern new england. the heaviest rain and flooding from nashville to louisville. cincinnati and cleveland. light snow in the kas aides to showers in seattle, another day of record highs now the l.a. >> and it's about 80 in sacramento. 90 degrees in phoenix. 60s for minneapolis to kansas city. 51 in chicago. and 71 in dallas. miami climbs to 85. atlanta 75. and boston sitting at 65. coffee, tea, or killer kick?
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that's exactly what one chinese airline is serving up these days. >> yeah look out if you are going to be flying. a new right in taendants at hong kong airlines are required to get martial arts training to deal with unruly passengers. they've been learning wing chung, a form of kung fu used in close-range combat. >> watch out. the instructors say the self-defense technique is designed by women. so out of control passengers may now be getting a little bit -- a lot more maybe they bargained for. >> most flaechight attendants s the biggest outburst is from alcohol. a few cocktails on the plane. >> you mean those four peanuts doesn't soak it up all. >> it doesn't help. >> more "world news now" coming up. [ nurse ] i'm a hospice nurse.
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well, before president obama was task offed with killing
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osama bin laden, it was president george w. bush and his vice president dick cheney's number one goal. >> when president obama took office former vp cheney often criticized the new president but as he told our john karl in an exclusive interview, he has nothing but praise right now for the president. >> reporter: what went through your mind when you heard the news? >> i think like most americans, i felt a great sense of satisfaction when i found out that we'd in fact captured and killed him. i think it's a very special tribute that we all owe to the bravery and courage of the men and women in the intelligence and military business who performed so well to finally get it done. it's taken a long time. they never gave up. they never backed off. they just kept plugging along until they got it right. >> reporter: does the president deserve credit, president obama deserve credit? >> i think the administration clearly deserves credit for the success of the operation. and from what i can tell, it locks to me like you know we all
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owe him same sense of satisfaction that i'm sure you were they feel. >> reporter: are we safer now? >> i think so. but it's a -- kind of situation where we need to preserve our sense of vigilance, if you will. itted be a big mistake to assume that it's taken care of, it's all over with. there's every reason to believe there will be further attacks attempted against the united states and for us to spend so much time patting ourselves on the back because we've got bin laden that we missed the next attack would be a terrible tragedy. >> reporter: cheney gives credit to obama for getting bin laden but -- >> i mean it's not just on one day you get a bang and you get osama bin laden. an awful lot of people over a long period of time, thousands of them, worked this case and worked these issues and followed up on the leads and captured bad guys. and interrogated them and so forth.
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>> reporter: one key cheney suggests the cia's enhanced interrogation program. that obama stopped because he said it included torture. an early tip leading to bin laden's courier came from some of those interrogations. >> all i know is what i've seen in the newspaper at this point but it wouldn't be surprising if in fact that program produced results that ultimately contributed to the success of this venture. >> reporter: did you ever get close? duever think you were almost there? that you were going to get him? >> i can't say that. i mean you work it so hard day if and day out, you get reports, some of which turned out not to be true, but ultimately you know what happened was what needed to happen. you had success planned on success planned on success that ultimately led to his capture. >> reporter: cheney told me there is one thing that
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president bush, president obama and even president clinton absolutely agreed on, and that is that getting bin laden was the ultimate goal, the ultimate counterterrorism goal for all three administrations. jonathan karl, abc news, new york. >> and the timing of life can be funny as well. it was may 1st, 2002, that same day eight years ago that famous scene where president bush flew down on the jet suit on the airline and had that mission accomplished banner. took a lot of flack for that. it seems that part of the mission has been accomplished. bin laden now dead. >> mission accomplished. don't think so. and a little crowd gathered in front of george bush's home also in dallas which is kind of interesting. you can see some people bringing some balloons to cheer the news of bin laden's death. >> celebrations all around the country.
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after osama bin laden was killed, we've learned the lengths the u.s. went to to give the massed murderer a proper muslim bearul. a sign of respect to the muslim community both at home and abroad. >> reporter: mark winn of atlanta's wsb went to see how muslims there are reacting to the terrorist death. >> and this is a really happy day to us because of the death of osama bin laden. he was the devil and he was using the islam. that was one of the great news we've ever heard in 2011. >> when we were watching president obama last night. to be honest we were all very relieved about this news. >> glad. this has ended. >> they're happy that this chapter. >> s over. >> reporter: seek internet cafe where owner says he like his coffee and influence strong. al jazeera was on tv while our tv camera rolled. what did you think about the news of bin laden's death.
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>> i was relieved actually. >> i cannot imagine any group demonstrating either in support of him and wishing he didn't die and i cannot imagine the other extreme. >> reporter: with the institute for contemporary islamic fet a estimates three of four in metro atlanta follow a theology similar to bin laden's. >> it doesn't mean that they would be necessarily prone to violence. >> reporter: but that encountered no muslim mourning him. >> they're happy that the world could probably be a better and safer place. >> reporter: shift scenes. >> happy for us. >> reporter: told us he left iraq 20 years ago. we spoke to he and his brother. at his al salam market on north decatur road. >> all of the people that i know they were happy. most of my customer you were that so happy. >> now once again that was mark winn reporting from atlanta. a recent survey of muslims around the world found very little support for osama bin laden. in fact, 34% was the highest
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group that you're going to find of support and that was in pakistan. palestinian territories there. >> and many mus pllims say that osama was not of the same faith. [ female announcer ] in the past 10 years
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♪ and finally this half hour, it isn't clear yet where the u.s. goes from here, now that sbins dead, but we do than change is definitely on the way. >> ten years ago the tragic events of september 11th changed many of us and also the world that we lived in. well, can the events of may 1st help us change it back? here is john van dan. >> reporter: it started with new york's city skyline and yes he changed that into this and then into this which is forever but what did he change about who we are and how we live? because remember who we were before 9/11. last man standing after a long cold war that we won.
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a country delighting in such amachineities as a roaring stock market and this new internet thing. where one the most pressing political questions was, how to use the budget surplus. >> the national debt will be completely eliminated. >> reporter: and where most americans didn't have much of an opinion about the muslims who'd lived among them, all of which changed because of bin laden. because first we went into afghanistan to get him, and then came the war in iraq, and sacrifices we didn't want to have to make, nevertheless had to be made, decisions, too. like, where to put the prisoners? and where to try the terrorists? and laws we never imagined having to write -- >> the patriot act, you know it was necessary to protect the country. >> reporter: -- were written and passed. and scandals erupted that had to be investigated and even while it seemed at times that the walls were closing in on us, both for long timers and for the youngest among us whose futures right now may seem to have fear
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built in forever while grown ups argued about the wars. >> end the war. >> reporter: and about religion -- >> it's a protest. this nonreligious mosque. >> reporter: even in all of these ways that he cost us, maybe even changed us, he still did not get what he wanted, what he used to predict in those tapes that he put out, that the u.s. would dissolve under all this pressure it. it has not. and a military that has more respect at home than in half of a century because of the war that bin laden started, when they got him it put all of us americans on the same page of history again for this moment at least, just as we were on that morning that he changed the skyline. john von dam, abc news washington. >> the many ripple effects from 9/11. so stagtoring see that. what we've been through in the last ten years. >> it is true. it changed for the most part of the military families. we take our hats off to them and
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salute them. >> that's showh"world news now" this half hour.
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this mor this morning on "world news now," top secret operation. we're learning new inside information about the dramatic military movement to take down osama bin laden. >> more of what was happening inside of the white house and inside bin laden's pakistani hideout in those final moments. it is tuesday, may 3rd. >> announcer: from abc news this is "world news now." >> good morning. i'm peggy bunker. >> and i'm rob nelson. our exclusive pictures taken inside bin laden's compound reveal how the terrorist was living. that is until navy s.e.a.l.s got inside. we'll get the latest from pakistan. if you didn't have respect for the navy s.e.a.l.s before you certainly do now. those are the baddest dudes on the planet.
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scientific term. >> the most polite way that you can say. history lessons for children just too young to remember the september 11th terror attacks. how teachers now hope to make a difference. >> and also in the headlines this morning, drastic action by the army corps of engineers to prevent a flood disaster in illinois and in missouri. why an earthened levee had to be blown up late last night. >> we'll keep you posted on those stories. but first new details about the daring raid which led to the death of bin laden. the cia is busy pouring over hard drives, dvds and also other material taken in that raid. >> and the president travels to ground zero later this week to mark the death. t.j. winick is joining us this morning from new york with more. hi, t.j. >> reporter: good morning, rob and peggy. thousands of people have descended here on ground zero since late sunday night to sample some of that national pride that millions of americans across this country are feeling ever since word came down that the world's most wanted man is wanted no more.
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>> this is a good day for america. >> reporter: according to the commander in chief, justice has been served. >> the world is safer, it is a better place because of the death of osama bin laden. >> reporter: we're learning more details about the navy s.e.a.l. operation in which the terror mastermind was fatally shot in the head. the white house is still deciding to release the graphic photographs of bin laden's corpse. dna tests prove that with 99.9% certainty they got their man. the body was quickly buried at sea. >> usa! usa! >> reporter: the news triggered an outpouring of emotions, particularly at ground zero where 2,800 lives were lost on september 11th, 2001. >> it's closure in terms of justice being done. >> reporter: tara's brother was working in tower number 1 and never made it out. >> seeing everybody, you know, all of the young people and coming down to ground zero, you know it made me want to come and run down here, you know, and celebrate.
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>> reporter: while those celebrations continue, law enforcement around the country and here in new york city is reminded to remain vigilant. >> we certainly are not taking any chances. our assumption is that bin laden's disciples would like nothing better than to avenge his death by another attack in new york. >> reporter: a senior white house source tells abc news that president obama will travel here to ground zero likely on thursday to meet with families of 9/11 victims and to mark the killing of osama bin laden. rob and peggy. >> and one person mr. obama could be meeting with this thursday is rudy giuliani who course was the mayor of new york during the 9/11 attacks and their aftermath. giuliani was back in lower manhattan yesterday. where of course he spent so much time helping the big apple get back on its feet after the tragedy. giuliani told our diane sawyer that he felt a sense of satisfaction and relief when he learned that bin laden had been killed. >> revenge is not a noble center
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but is a human one. and right behind me is where the twin towers stood. i mean they would had been right over our shoulder. and had he not done what he did, all of those people would have had normal lives and all these children would have had parents and i know some of them. >> giuliani said he was a little uncomfortable seeing people celebrating bin laden's death but he also believes it was all a sign that people have simply not forgotten 9/11. >> yeah as he said maybe not such a noble emotion but definitely a human one. well, u.s. officials say that they would like to know how the most wanted man in the world managed to live undetected in pakistan for six years. they say it's pretty clear that bin laden got high-level help. >> so many questions here, and we're learning more about that compound where the deadly firefight unfolded. nick schifrin is joining us this morning from abbottabad. nick. >> reporter: good morning, rob. good morning, peggy. over the last day and a half or so the pakistani government has come under withering criticism
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from the white house. one top counterterrorism official suggesting that there was no way that the pakistanis weren't sheltering bin laden. the pakistani government, the pakistani military denies that and president zardari denies it in a "washington post" op-ed today writing, he was not anywhere, we anticipated he would be, but now he is gone. it is a sprawling eight-room house, slightly dingy, even before it was ransacked in the raid. on the first floor, a bedroom where multiple people were killed, papers left on the floor. in the corner a small bed likely for a mother, her baby's bed next to it. across the hall, piles of blankets, clothes, and desktop computers. u.s. troops took their hard drives. up on the second floor, the master bedroom. perhaps bin laden's. the only room with a queen-size bed and carpet. also a large amount of blood on the floor. there's a closet with children's clothes and medicine still on the shelves.
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although it's too hard to read the labels, no sign of a kidney dialysis machine. >> the compound's only about 500 feet behind me beyond this wall and beyond those trees but take a look at how close it is to a pakistani army base, which is right there at those trees, and behind that base is pakistan's preeminent military institution. the equivalent of west point. perhaps unbelievable, but as a u.s. official put, it bin laden was hiding in plain sight. and the pakistani military say they never saw him. one thing we haven't spoken of much is there were people who survived that raid. the wounded are now in a pakistani military hospital in this town. but so far there's been absolutely no public access to them. rob, peggy. >> truly unbelievable. thank you, nick, for that and later this is half hour, we will look at the planning and precision that went into the military takedown of bin laden and our coverage of all of this will continue throughout the day with more live reports and analysis on both "america this morning" and "good morning
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america" and you can get updates anytime at well, there is another delay in the final voyage of space shuttle "endeavour." nasa says the shuttle will not launch for at least another week due to lingering concerns about the fuse box. a spokesperson for congresswoman gabrielle giffords says that she does plan to return to florida for the launch. she of course is recovering from that assassination attempt last january. her husband is the flight's commander. gas prices right now are at their highest springtime level ever. the government says the national average for a gallon now is $3.96. that is eight cents higher than just last week. and remarkably that's up 37% from the same time last year. >> boy, getting pricey. well, traces of radioactivity have been detected in a shipment of cars arriving in chile from japan. officials in chile say that about 20 out of 2,500 cars had low levels of radiation. the hyundai ship originated in south korea before it docked in japan. and reportedly passed near the fukushima nuclear plant.
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chilean officials say the radioactivity is too low to harm humans. but the cars will be hosed down on board. an effort is under way in california to ban children 18 and under from using indoor tanning beds. the current age limit to use those beds is 14 and teens age 15 to 17 can tan but with parent's permission. supporters of the bill say tanning before age 35 increases your risk of cancer by get this 35% but salon owners say banning most teens from tanning could severely cut their business. engineers are expected to blow more holes in a levee that's been holding back the rain-swollen mississippi river near cairo, illinois, today. they blasted the first hole in it late last night to relieve pressure on that levee. the escaping water is expected to flood about 130,000 acres of in farmland in missouri. recent rain in the area has pushed the river to record levels, and get this more rain expected there today. so that's pretty tough to see that.
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>> tough times. >> especially more weather, bringing more water. >> don't forget the folks in the south, the folks now watching those river. just tough times in a lot of parts of the country. take a look though at your tuesday weather right now. up to fiveiches of rain and flooding from louisville to cleveland. rain from new orleans to the florida panhandle. wet in atlanta and all the way up to western new york and northern new england. showers in the pacific northwest. and some snow in may in the cascades. >> hang on there. mild in the midwest with 60 degrees in the twin cities and 63 in kansas city. 74 degrees here in new york. 82 in baltimore. 71 in new orleans. phoenix, it's a hot 90 degrees in salt lake city. 64 boise 58. well, they claim it's most fun you can have in bed with your clothes on. >> that's right. don't worry, hang on, here we go. this year we're talking about the annual bed race in key west. it was a royal treat. kate and company stole the show with their duchess of cambridge theme. the team raced up the street with a somewhat masculine version of her majesty. she's buff for her majesty.
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check her out. she's got legs on her too. no prince william though, could not see him anywhere. lots of hats, though, i like it. >> entries included beds, made it looks like a giant chili pepper, a bowl and a supersize cheeseburger. they know how to party down there. >> that's good fun. i love that. sunny. it looks warm out there. >> i'll take it. >> bring it on. >> even with that busting looking kate. all right, back with more of "world news now." >> she was hot. >> yeah, all right. ♪ so every year my family throws this great reunion in austin. but this year, i can only afford one trip and i've always wanted to learn how to surf. austin's great -- just not for surfing. so i checked out hotwire. and by booking with them, i saved enough to swing both trips. see, hotwire checks the competition's rates every day
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in the entire world. >> you can say that again. while the president watched in the white house situation room the highly trained navy s.e.a.l.s went to work. here is martha raddatz with the details of this successful operation. >> reporter: on a near moonless night packed into two specially outfitted blackhawk helicopters, the most elite navy special operations team, s.e.a.l. team 6, handpicked and experienced headed for the mission of their lives. the target, this sprawling compound surrounded by walls reaching nearly 20 feet high at points. the s.e.a.l. team 30 to 40 men flew low beneath the radar and undetected in the darkness descending on the compound. the plan was to repel from the helicopters but one of the blackhawks stalled forcing a white-knuckle hard landing outside the compound. >> we're very good on making it up on our feet because something will always go wrong. >> reporter: the s.e.a.l.s then
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moving quickly and quietly toward the compound. they began a room-by-room search in a smaller building first where they found the wives and children of two of bin laden's trusted couriers. next, the larger complex where gunfire erupted. two men, bin laden's couriers, were shot dead. on the ground, now nearly 40 minutes. the s.e.a.l.s climbed the stairs to the upper floors. and there he was staring right at them. those deadly brown eyes, the beard, a man well over six feet tall, this had to be bin laden. the s.e.a.l. shouted for bin laden to surrender. he resisted. they aimed first for the head, giving the weapon a double tap of the trigger as they are trained to do to ensure they got him. one shot hit above the left eye, one the chest. while a group of s.e.a.l.s searched the house grabbing computer hard drives and whatever else they could find, others grabbed bin laden's body,
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carrying it through the compound and loading it onto the helicopter. left behind bin laden's wounded wife. the s.e.a.l. team had practiced this mission in the last month. even having a replica of the compound built in the u.s. where they trained for every possible contingency. bin laden's body was buried at sea. the u.s. did not want him buried in a grave site. they not want to create any sort of shrine but they did follow all muslim tradition. martha raddatz, abc news, the pentagon. >> yeah there are debates about whether or not the public will see some of these images of the burial at sea. or you know even the images of the actual shooting. >> plenty of video and photos out there, just whether they are going to do it, gruesome, and a whether we can stomach that but i think an appetite for a lot of people to see the proof. >> we want the proof. that's right. how celebrities spread the word about bin laden. and also the star who claim to know the big news before anyone else. news organizations, anyone. >> you won't believe who it is. coming up.y" is coming up.
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and time now for your "skinny." of course a really big news day here yesterday. >> to say the least. >> across the world. everyone was running around like crazy. but guess who might have had this news about osama bin laden first? not taking about any of the news organizations. we're talk about the rock, dwayne johnson. >> that blows my mind. >> he tweeted, take a look at this. this was his first tweet out that the rock released. just got word that will shock the world. land of the free, home of the brave. damn proud to be an american okay, so that was the first tweet. second one was, america brought it. team bring it forever, proud. now this was 45 minutes. we've timed it back 45 minutes before dan pfeiffer, assistant to the president, also part of the white house communications team. >> right. >> released the news about osama bin laden. so it turns out that perhaps the rock is the best guy out there. >> so the rock has connections. he smelled what was cooking overseas before anyone else over here. "the new york times" yesterday
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how the news got out, apparently a tweet from the former chief of staff for donald rumsfeld, who wrote this first and that's what tipped the media off and then it all kind of unravelled from there. how the story leaked out but more trivia as the details begin to pour out here and of course many celebs took to twitter out there. we wanted to share a few of them. mike tyson of course our middle east expert. he chimed in. he did make an important point. he said, the principles of islam are peace and love. please don't confuse osama's views as views of muslims. steve martin, typical dry humor. slow news day. that's what steve martin wrote. that's what steve martin wrote. clearly sheen wrote, in dead or alive. we prefer dead. well done, s.e.a.l. team. america winning, that's how we roll. thank you, charlie. >> and also moving on from that story, we want to talk a little bit about -- are we doing letterman? do letterman first. >> yes, real quick here. apparently another war of words with donald trump. letterman doesn't like all of the things that trump has been
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saying about the president lately. >> take a listen. >> but my point is, it's all fun, it's all a circus, it's all a rodeo until it starts the smack of racism and then it's no longer fun. >> you thought it was racist? >> well, yes and i'm not sure that we want him back on the show under those circumstances. he ought to be prepared to apologize. >> how about that? basically saying, don't come back, trump. >> right, and trump of course being donald wrote a letter back saying i'm canceling my 18th appearance on your show. i don't like what you said and i not going to do the top ten list that you were trying to put together anyway. so the latest celebrity not happy with the donald. >> the good news is dr. phil was there so we know it will all get worked out because dr. phil can solve anything. maybe dr. phil can help out rick springfield. because i have terrible taste and still sing "jessie's girl" on my ipod. >> you like steve tyler and now -- >> there you go. rick springfield a bit of an issue. duu. pulled over for a dui. in his 1963 corvette. take a look at mugshot.
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here's some stories to watch today on abc news. former illinois governor rod blagojevich returns to federal court in chicago today after attorneys on both sides of the corruption case laid out their cases. eight months ago blagojevich was convicted on just one charge. the jury did not reach a verdict on 23 others. truck industry representatives will be on capitol hill today as federal rules for drivers change. lawmakers called for more restrictions on driver's hours to prevent accidents. prince william returns to work today after his big wedding on friday. will and kate postponed their honeymoon for a few months. so romantic. seems so modern, though. back to work. >> it seems like just yesterday the royal wedding was considered news. >> it was so nice.
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years from now many will remember when they heard of course when osama bin laden had been killed just like 9/11. >> but there are those who do not remember the horrific events of 9/11 because they were too young, well that doesn't mean the importance of the day has been lost on them. wzzm's sarah reports now from rockford, michigan. >> reporter: many of us cannot forget where we were when twin towers came down. but in craig beach's world religion class -- >> can you remember what happened when you learned that? >> reporter: -- students draw a blank. many are too young to remember 9/11. >> all that i can remember is going home. i remember my mom was watching tv and i remember like it was reruns of it. >> i had no clue what it was. i heard the words, you know, al qaeda, terrorists. i thought -- all i see here are planes hitting buildings. >> reporter: with a decade passing since 9/11 -- >> yesterday, osama bin laden was killed in pakistan. >> reporter: beach is working to keep these young adults informed despite a widening generation gap. >> definitely a different meaning.
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they don't have that firsthand knowledge. they don't feel it. they don't own it. >> reporter: beach says every student feels the impact of the event and understands that life in america was once different. >> it has definitely impacted us because we still have to live with like the repercussions of it. just with like, i don't know, airline travel and like there's so much more safety measures that were put up. >> reporter: beach says his largest obstacle is reducing stereotypes kids have about the middle east? >> definitely a course like this it gives a more complete picture of islam. and it gives the kids some depth and understanding that muslims aren't osama bin laden. >> reporter: while firsthand memories of 9/11 are bound to disappear, beach says we need to give the next generation tools to deal with the conflicts of their time. in rockford, wzzm news. >> and so funny to think there is a generation out there that doesn't remember a time when you didn't take your shoes off and
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